How to: Apply Eye Cream

Eye cream:  something we don’t really incorporate into our skin care routine until our mid to late twenties (and sometimes later).  It helps moisturize and prevent wrinkles in that delicate eye area.  It sounds easy enough, the directions typically say “apply to eye area, AM and PM.”  Well, that’s pretty vague.  How much should I use?  Should I apply it near or far from my lash line?  Should I go up to my brow bone?  So many questions!  Have no fear my pretties, today I have the answer for you.

Here are some examples of what not to do:

Cream is too close to lash lines.

Cream is too far from lash lines.

Too much product, incorrect placement.

If you’ve applied you eye cream like this (even though the pictures are a bit extreme),  no worries.  I’ve done it too.  These methods waste a ton of product, you really don’t need that much!

The proper way to apply eye cream:

Dab with ring finger around orbital bone.

If you’re unfamiliar with where your orbital bone is located, take your ring finger and touch near the outer corner of your eye.  You should feel a bone near the outer corner.  Follow that bone up towards the brow and down towards the tear duct, that’s the orbital bone.

The eye cream will travel in towards your lash line due to your body’s natural heat, therefore if you get the product too close it will get in your eye causing irritation.  If you to the product too close to the tear duct, the product will creep up in there and cause you to have those dreaded puffy eyes!

Also notice how little product is used.  You don’t need to slather on that cream at night, in fact that could make things worse.  Use about a pea sized amount for the entire area.  Make sure to apply with your ring finger.  Because the skin near the eye is so delicate, you want to use as little pressure as possible.

Fun fact:  The skin near the eye is 10 times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face.

I hope you found today’s post helpful!  Happy Sunday! :)

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2 thoughts on “How to: Apply Eye Cream

  1. This post is FANTASTIC! Well done. I feel like eye cream is something a lot of people get wrong, especially in terms of application. PS: How great is the Origins Gin Zing eye cream? I love it!

    • Thank you very much, Evangeline! That means a lot, especially coming from you! LOVE ORIGINS!

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